Del Mar: Nature Paces and Fast Races. Many neighboring communities may try but the task of matching Del Mar’s aura of flawless beach relaxation, traditional entertainment and protected nature preserves is unobtainable. Del Mar’s serenity is crafted from its environmentally conscious residents and their love and respect for embracing every moment of their surroundings from sunrise to sunset. “Where the surf meets the turf” and where the elite flock to play, Del Mar’s beauty never rests.
Home to Torrey Pines State Park, Del Mar is the prime location for the outdoor enthusiast looking for a mid-day escape into nature. The park commits to educating and bringing awareness to issues like water conservation, recycling, fuel reduction and protection of the local rare vegetation of Torrey Pines. Torrey Pines State Park is one of the most beautiful sights to see in Southern California. To date, the Pinus Torreyana pine tree remains the rarest tree in the United States and one of the rarest trees in the entire world! The park’s eight nature trails allow hikers of any level to enjoy the sea bluff landscape views with only one trail, The Broken Hill Trail, totaling over one mile in length.
Powerhouse Park and Seagrove Park located just above the 15th Street surf points provide picturesque picnic opportunities with no shortage of shade or sea breeze. Del Mar’s coastal bluff community is riddled with joggers, bikers, surfers and paddle-boarders alike. Its ability to give visitors the calming vibe of a woodland forest coupled with inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean is the perfect marriage of ecosystems.At Del Mar Beach, preservation and regulations keep the beach clean and calm for your enjoyment. Kick off your shoes, take in the salty oxygen-saturated air and breathe. A two-mile barefoot walk along the shoreline north of 29th Street leads you to discoverNorth Beach locally known as Del Mar Dog Beach. One glance down Del Mar Dog Beach clears any doubt that the nourishing environment and soothing vibes in Del Mar are specie specific.
The Del Mar Fairgrounds on Jimmy Durante Boulevard provide non-stop seasonal festivities and serve as San Diego’s hub of excitement and joy year-round. Every June, all of San Diego County joins forces and offers families many ways to attend the fair with gracious family discounts and offers. Del Mar’s famous thoroughbred races running from July to September distinguish the San Diego summer months officially as race season. Dust off your Sunday’s best hat and polish your shoes because it’s race time! Whether it’s Hat Contest Day, Newcomer’s Day or a day of track-side dining, the Del Mar races remain one of San Diego’s oldest and most true to the heart traditions.While the sun shines over all of San Diego daily, in Del Mar the sun touches your soul and makes all of your surroundings shine a little brighter with ease.